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An instance of declining to vote for or against a proposal or motion
“Voters in the cities, like Harare and Bulawayo, voted No by three to one, whilst in the rural heartlands that were expected to vote Yes there were widespread abstentions.”
Restraint in one's consumption
“The disquieting voices of the few people who doubted that complete abstention was achievable for most problematic consumers were drowned out in a sea of treatment optimism.”
The act of abstaining from something, such as drinking alcohol
“A daylong abstention from food and water.”
The state of being unmarried
Express or tacit abandonment of a right or position, usually without assignment to another person
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The ability to control oneself, in particular one's emotions and desires, especially in difficult situations
The act of abstaining from, or eating very little, food
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